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'''Cryptomnesia''' occurs when a forgotten memory returns without it being recognized as such by the subject, who believes it is something new and original. It is a memory bias whereby a person may falsely recall generating a thought, an idea, a song, or a joke,Taylor, F..K. (1965).Cryptomnesia and plagiarism. British Journal of Psychiatry, 111, 1111–1118. not deliberately engaging in plagiarism but rather experiencing a memory as if it were a new inspiration.
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